What is vice?

  • (noun): Moral weakness.
    Synonyms: frailty
    See also — Additional definitions below

Vice

Vice is a practice or a behavior or habit considered immoral, depraved, or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a negative character trait, a defect, an infirmity, or merely a bad habit. Synonyms for vice include fault, depravity, sin, iniquity, wickedness, and corruption.

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Emotions As Vices
... puts forward a new development of what the vices are ... He identifies the vices as what he calls the evil emotions "The fourth group consisting of hate, greed, vanity, envy and cruelty is evil" These vices differ from more ... These emotional vices are to be overcome not through suppression but through feeling and cultivating the opposite virtues, as Jackson writes here "This ...
New Hampshire Primary - Vice-Presidential Results
... A Vice-Presidential preference primary was also formerly held at the New Hampshire Primary ... contest, co-sponsored a bill in 2009 which would eliminate the Vice Presidential preference ballot ... The only time a non-incumbent won the Vice Presidential primary and then went on to be formally nominated by his or her party was in 2004, when Democratic U.S ...
Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key
... Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Italian Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave) is a 1972 giallo film directed by Sergio Martino ... Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key was Martino's fourth giallo film ... of the film is a reference to his first one, Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh (The Strange Vice of Mrs ...
Vice-Admiral Of The West
... The historical title Vice-Admiral of the West is sometimes applied to holders of the crown appointment Vice-Admiral of the Coast of counties in the South West of England ... The duties of a Vice-Admiral of the coast were to control the shipping (especially piracy) around a maritime county's coast and organise defense on land and at sea ... It is not entirely clear if the role of Vice-Admiral of the West was in fact separate or additional to the role either Vice-Admiral of the Coast of Cornwall or ...
University Of Saskatchewan Students' Union - Executive
... The USSU Executive comprises 4 elected members President Vice President (Academic Affairs) Vice President (Student Affairs) and Vice President (Operations and Finance) ...

More definitions of "vice":

  • (noun): A specific form of evildoing.
    Example: "Vice offends the moral standards of the community"

Famous quotes containing the word vice:

    Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    There is probably not one person, however great his virtue, who cannot be led by the complexities of life’s circumstances to a familiarity with the vices he condemns the most vehemently—without his completely recognizing this vice which, disguised as certain events, touches him and wounds him: strange words, an inexplicable attitude, on a given night, of the person whom he otherwise has so many reasons to love.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    Humility is often only the putting on of a submissiveness by which men hope to bring other people to submit to them; it is a more calculated sort of pride, which debases itself with a design of being exalted; and though this vice transform itself into a thousand several shapes, yet the disguise is never more effectual nor more capable of deceiving the world than when concealed under a form of humility.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)